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leotard for tween

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    Profile photo of laura0819laura0819 @laura0819

    Hi, hope everyone is doing well today. I’m searching for a great pattern for a tween girl’s ballet leotard, preferably camisole straps and low u-back. My daughter is a dancer and small for her age, and she struggles to find comfortable dance wear. Being really, really, really picky in this area doesn’t help her. 🙂 I’m not worried about finding decent knit/lycra fabrics, but a pattern is elusive. Everything I’m finding is either sized for adult or toddler. She is 10 and can’t even fit an Adult XS. Anyone have any good resources for sewing dance wear?

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    Profile photo of rebeccarebecca @rebecca

    https://jalie.com/sewing-patterns/activewear

    That’s the one that comes to mind for me!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I was also going to suggest Jalie! Their patterns are wonderful and come in a huge range of sizes, kids 2 right up to large adult sizes. Their PDF’s are fantastic too!
    And the patterns I’ve used had great fitting advice too.

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    Profile photo of laura0819laura0819 @laura0819

    Thanks, I appreciate the links and suggestions. The Jalie patterns look great and I’ll try one to see how it goes!

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    A third vote here! I have had great success with Jalie patterns — they fill in for dd’s dancewear needs when o+S won’t do! I have tried 3 of their patterns thus far (I make them up with spandex remnants I get in the NY Garment district) — the sizing is all in one from toddler to adult 16 so I just trace it in really good light. Dd has a small width torso but chunkier thighs so they only required minor fit tweeks. Compared to leotard patterns from the big 3 and independent stuff off Etsy, Jalie is a much better product.

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